Power outages and flooding in your home can create a range of concerns, from the immediate safety of your family to contamination of your food products and long-term impacts on your landscape. The following information can help residents deal with the impacts of short- and long-term power outages and flooding on their homes and property.
To speak with an MSU Extension food safety expert, call the food safety consumer hotline at 1-877-643-9882.
- What foods are safe to keep after a power outage?
- Learn how to safety install and operate a generator during power outages
- Don’t open the freezer if the power is out
- How safe is your food after a weather emergency?
- Keep cold food safe during a power outage
- Keeping a safe food supply during weather emergencies
- Food safety during and after a power outage: Keep it or toss it out?
- Food safety issues to consider after a flood
- Food safety during and after a flood
- Keeping food safe before and after a flood
- Cleaning up damaged trees after a windstorm
- My backyard is under water—should I be worried about my trees?
- Trees and flooding FAQs
- Winter power outages
- Will my turf recover from spring flooding?
- Protecting your septic system after a flood
- Should I be worried if flood waters reach my well?
- With flooding throughout Michigan, families must know how to protect themselves and their property